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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: January 18, 2022
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States

About Me

Gypsy at heart. Most prized possession: dog-eared passport because, oh my, the places I can go! Most adored human: she of the adventurous soul - my delightful, irreverent, 20yo woman-child daughter.

August 10, 2021: After a summer in Texas with my sweet momma, I'm heading out on my next adventure tomorrow morning to my new home in the pacific northwest. I was planning for another international move but covid has put that on hold for the time being. Who knows -- maybe this beach girl will love the rainy mountains!

My daughter and I have spent most of her life as expats outside the US. In the past we've lived in Malta, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Ghana, Tanzania, and Australia. And, we travel alot no matter where we live. Our last big trip before covid (summer 2019) we spent 3 months in Greece -- I was working in the refugee camp and she was volunteering at a vet clinic. We'll be up and running as soon as things open up again. Next trips: Morocco with my best friend, and spa week in Mexico with my mom.

Other than being constantly in need of new luggage, I'm a child rights lawyer and researcher. I research and write about child welfare and adoption.

Favorite Crafts

I'm an artist wannabe. I don't have any special talent but I quilt, sew, do various kinds of needlework and have lately gotten into paper crafts.

Favorite Music

1980 hair bands. Shameful but true.

Favorite Books

Huge reader. We've spent most of the last 10 years living in developing countries where there is no such thing as TV -- that suits us fine because we are readers. Outlander fan, but I also like any historical fiction and lawyer/legal thrillers.

I also spend way more time than I should on Crosswords!

Random stuff

Random things that make me happy:

  1. smell of new books
  2. envies big enough to mail postcards -- handmade and plain color storebought to decorate
  3. pens & paper and stationary & stickers
  4. beads & sequins & ribbons and funny/unusual things to attach to mixed media pieces of art
  5. washi
  6. handknitted socks! (or nice cotton/wool ones -- not the synthetic cutesy ones)
  7. Crossword puzzles! (in the US: the ones from the Dollar Store make me happy! Also happy with freebies from the paper, just also include the answers please because I cheat.)
  8. new/unused postcards (not tourist ones)
  9. blank journals/notebooks - especially ones with recycled paper...pages are a little rough like newspaper, not slick & shiny
  10. handmade pottery -- tiles and plates
  11. Nancy Drew
  12. Wooden spoons & aprons
  13. bags -- any kind: small ones for pens and such and tote bags...all kinds of bags (I especially like tote bag people sew -- about the size to roughly what regular plastic bag from a store holds)
  14. Address labels -- for me (info only, including USA; no pics) or blank to send out
  15. sea glass & the ocean & and ocean colors
  16. envies of randomness!
  17. old mags -- I cut them up for stuff so I don't care how new/old they are
  18. paper scraps -- LOVE paper and anything at least as big as a postcard is awesome! . .

THINGS I CAN HAPPILY LIVE WITHOUT:

  1. almost all the isms,
  2. crimes against kids,
  3. horror/gothic/vampire/scary stuff,
  4. smelly lotions & potions,
  5. tv,
  6. spicy food,
  7. caffeine free coke & coffee
  8. cold weather,
  9. make-up & high heels,
  10. fridge magnets, shot glasses, tourist spoons/thimbles, keychains and that sort of thing (even if it is a "requirement" of the swap -no sense wasting your money on it!),
  11. Hello Kitty, kawaii and that sort of thing

IF YOU DON'T GET SOMETHING FROM ME, LET ME KNOW PLEASE.

POSTCARD WISHLIST

Postcard Wishlist: I don't really care what kind of card, but I like interesting images, watercolors, birds & animals (NO SNAKES!), books, maps, clocks, crowns, keys, botanicals, B&W....

Not a fan of tourist cards - truly not my thing.

No Religious, Rude, Crude, or Mean cards please.

Recycling

I like to recycle stuff -- Please don't be offended if I use newspapers or mag pages or other interesting materials for envies and mailers. Thanks!

Email

** Please use the messaging system on SB and not my email account. My email is subject to review by third parties and I'd much rather my personal stuff not mix with my work stuff. Thank you!

Cats

It is possible that my cat, Oddly Bean, will want to send you something as well. She has been known to include a cat hair or two in the envies. I do my best to avoid that -- cost of postage and all -- but she loves to hang out on my desk (the better to see the squirrels in the yard and increase her chances of getting a cuddle). My apologies in advance if my mail arrives with a stray cat hair or two.

2021 Challenge

One of my 2021 challenges is to reuse as much of the SB packaging as I can -- envies and mailers. I want to upcycle envies by adding/re-doing/altering them in fun ways and put them back in the mailbox. Don't be surprised if you receive an envie that looks a little familiar! Open to private swaps with anyone interested in trading a few of these!

Ratings

Vickyen rated for AN: Save the Eagles Day PC #3 (US) on Jan 18, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Hi Sheri! Love the pc and how wonderful your daughter was home from college! Time does fly and they grow up way too quickly! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Very welcome!
aspens rated for AN: Dress Up Your Pet Day PC #3 (US) on Jan 14, 2022
5
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Comment: What a funky, unique card! Thanks so much for sending this my way! <3 Have a great weekend, Sheri :)
Response: Very welcome!
mchesser12 rated for AN: Spelling Bee: SNOW #2 (US) on Jan 12, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards. I just love the sled one. And thanks for the stickers.
Response: Very welcome!
anicka22 rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #33 on Jan 12, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the nice mail. Hope you had a great time with your daughter!
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: I have never been one for Valentine's day truly but I think if I were you Valentine I might be persuaded all of the things you sent were sweet without being cloying thank you for your take on Valentine's.
Response: very welcome!
susieq11 rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #25 on Jan 7, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! Love all the stamps and what you sent!!! Happy New Year!!!
Response: Very welcome!
5
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Comment: Received this one ripped in 1/3 and 2/3 with a chewed edge. It looks like it was a pretty postcard, before. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm glad it arrived, but am sorry the journey was so hard on it! It left here just fine -- can't imagine what happened to it enroute!
young46356 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #166 on Jan 3, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks, Happy New Year! Rich
Response: Very welcome.
marclively rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #165 on Jan 1, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: Very welcome
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! Happy New Year!
Response: very welcome!
5
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Comment: Thanks Sheri !
Response: very wleocme
Arhel rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #37 on Dec 28, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely cards and stickers!
Response: very welcome!
5
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Comment: Great selection, thanks! Can't wait to try the tea!
Response: very welcome!
5
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Comment: I got your postcard. Your story blew my mind! Children keep it real. Thank you for sharing. Keep on swapping...
Response: very welcome
mchesser12 rated for AN: Two x Two #21 (Intl) on Dec 23, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and cute Christmas stickers. Merry Christmas!
Response: very welcome!
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #225 on Dec 22, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you - I love all the postcards and the stickers, yay!!!!!
Response: very welcome!
minniepic rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #37 on Dec 21, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards ❤️❤️❤️ Happy Holidays 🎄☃️🎄
Response: very welcome!
heidiblooms rated for PH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #16 on Dec 21, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! LOVE the envie and all the stamps!!!
Response: very welcome!
squince rated for AN: Int'l Mountain Day PC (US) on Dec 21, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks
Response: very welcome!
marinda rated for AN: Christmas Tree PC #2 (US) on Dec 20, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcard!
Response: very welcome!

Rating Overview

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Comments

kaypendragon on Jan 19, 2022:

Thank you so much for the coins! We're studying Denmark this week so it's just perfect!!

kiddomerriweather on Jan 16, 2022:

Thank you for the January WW! My friend will love the PC's and the PC stamps will definitely come in handy!

Zefaniya on Jan 15, 2022:

Thank you for the WW January wish for Washi! :)

tcornell on Jan 14, 2022:

Sheri, thank you for the stamps that you sent me for Jan WW! ♥

tcornell on Jan 11, 2022:

Such a fun Valentine's Day themed envie I received from you today, for the "Themed Envie Tag- Rated Swappers". Thanks a bunch! Tracy

jamicam on Dec 31, 2021:

Wishing you peace, creativity, laughter, and good health for the new year!

2022

DinkySparkle on Dec 27, 2021:

Thank you so much for the map envelopes for my WW-dec wishlist! They are really neat!

kiddomerriweather on Dec 20, 2021:

Thank you for the December WW! My PC pal is going to love the PC's. I very much appreciate the PC stamps. Those help out a lot. <3

kssunlover1947 on Dec 16, 2021:

Thank you for the great items you sent for the AN:WTA- November 2021. I love all the items and will be able to use them all.

Ikat78 on Dec 7, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely AN RAK for Nov. There is so much goodness! 🥰 Thanks for the bunny stamps too.

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